Digital signage for manufacturing
Visual management & digital signage in support of Industry 4.0
Together with Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Signage has become a critical technology in shopfloors and warehouses. Thanks to the digital visual management and information enabled by Digital Signage, manufacturing companies maximize the return on investment (ROI) of their massive investments in Industry 4.0.
Towards digital visual information & management
The deployment of digital signage at production sites to develop digital visual information and management has multiple benefits:
- Easing the adjustment of production to changing conditions.
- Accelerating integration of new operators and temporary staff.
- Restoring employee engagement and reducing turn over.
- ... and overall growing the operational performance!
Industry 4.0 is already connecting all production resources
- The various business applications – ERP, MES, PLM, WMS…
- The production equipment.
- The supply chain partners.
- The customers through online applications and the cloud.
… However field workers have limited access to information
- No real-time access to production data to help them adjust their activities to changing conditions.
- No convenient access to digital knowledge bases such as maintenance guides, procedure to configure production equipment, security rules…
- A usually limited access to corporate information.
Improve daily duties of employees and increase their safety
Transmission gears - 1 000 employees
- Real time production data
- Production goals
- Quality indicators
- Safety instructions
Ensure constant access to information to employees & visitors
Drug manufacturer - 7 500 employees
- Real-time monitoring of production
- Alarm management
- Broadcasting of safety instructions
- Employees access to online HR resources
ISOVER SAINT GOBAIN :
Grow worker's engagement across all production sites
Insulation products - 10 000 employees
- Production data
- Mix of corporate and local information
- Safety instructions
Digital Signage: right information to right viewers at right time
World Class Manufacturing (WCM), Quality, Supply Chain, Internal Communication, Sustainability, IT, HR, Sales & Marketing: Digital Signage communication channel is of value to multiple departments of a manufacturing company. Its deployment generates "quick wins" and usually offers accelerated return on investment through productivity improvements, reduction of scrap rates, improved management of incidents… and overall, through increased employee engagement.
Display detailed production information during interactions with field workers to analyze activity and generate corrective actions.
Share in real-time production KPIs, quality indicators, scrap rates, incidents rates, safety instructions, best practices for sustainability…
Assist field workers
Give access form the workplace to fabrication orders, datasheets, maintenance procedures... to better on-board new employees and temporary staff.
Broadcast in real-time urgent information: security alerts, supply chain events (i.e. arrival of a delivery truck), production incidents, planned tasks (i.e. maintenance).
Grow corporate culture
Make sure all employees – including those with no personal PC nor professional email – have access to corporate and site information.
Make supply chain more fluid
Share supply chain information to ease the cooperation between the teams and accelerate production flows.
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How to deploy Digital Signage in a production environment?
While Digital Signage is simple, non-intrusive and scalable, specific factors should be considered for its successful deployment in an Industry 4.0 environment.
Telelogos Digital Signage solution Media4Display is a perfect fit.
Supervision of equipment
Displays are deployed at strategic locations on the production site: docks, accesses, production lines, warehouses, break rooms, offices.
Access to the data
Telelogos Media4Display extracts data and information from production equipments, from business applications (ERP, MES, PLM, WMS, …) and from any other internal and external data sources.
Turn data into information
Correlation, aggregation, formatting (…) : data are transformed into visual information which can be mixed and completed with widgets : indicators, tables, gauges, alert systems. They are then organized in dashboards, wallboards and playlists.
Schedule and broadcast information
Media4Display makes it easy to organize and plan the broadcasting of the various information according to the location of the displays; it is also possible to condition their displaying or the color according to specific events, rates, targets…
What Media4Display, the Digital Signage solution of Telelogos, brings to you
With Media4Display, the digital signage network is tightly integrated to the Digital Manufacturing platform as well as to the other data sources for an automatic update of the displayed information.
With Media4Display the accesses to the digital signage network are managed and monitored, data exchanges can be encrypted; overall through Media4Display the digital signage network can be aligned with the security policies of the company.
Media4Display natively offers the central monitoring of all the connected equipment: displays, tablets, kiosks, PCs and laptops, printers…
Media4Display can be used as a two ways communication channel by the bystanders to send information and requests from their workplace to the Digital Manufacturing platform (touch screens, RFID, scan of QR and barcodes, push buttons…).
Different teams are possibly interested in the usage of the Digital Signage displays.Media4Display offers a very flexible and clear way of organizing and optimizing their cooperation.
A powerful ecosystem to transform workers’ experience in manufacturing
Industry 4.0 is a complex and fast evolving world. A close cooperation between suppliers is critical for the successful deployment of new and innovative solutions. To improve workers experience and restore employee engagement in shopfloors and warehouses, Telelogos closely partners with key software and hardware suppliers fo manufacturing. Telelogos Media4Display is designed to be easily deployed on to of legacy environments by professional system integrators working for demanding manufacturing corporations.